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Skidmore College benefits immensely from being located in the vibrant city of Saratoga Springs. As part of its mission, the College seeks to contribute to the quality of life in the city, through its positive impact in such areas as the economy, cultural life, and volunteerism. Since its founding in 1903, Skidmore has been actively engaged in the life of the community, and this tradition continues to be a top priority of the College.


Community News

Bryan Stevenson tapped for April 1 Speakers Bureau keynote

Human rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and a MacArthur Foundation "Genius" award winner, will talk about defending some of America's most marginalized people.

Hunting for food and future title of Cerulli presentation

What are the ethical and ecological implications of hunting for food? Tovar Cerulli, a vegan turned hunter, will explain in his March 30 talk, sponsored by Sustainable Skidmore.

Student loan debt and the pursuit of the American Dream to be topic

The causes and consequences of the growth in student loan debt will be explored in an April 2 talk by Dartmouth College sociologist Jason Houle.

Play to share story of heroine of Holocaust

"Life in a Jar" is the tale of Irena Sendler, Polish Catholic social worker who helped hide more than 2,000 Jewish children during World War II. A group of Kansas high school students are responsible for bringing Sendler's story to ligiht.

Community reading event taps Skidmore talent

Skidmore students bring stories to life for kids and families

Arem's Carr Lecture to focus on restoring, reviving, and re-imaging music

Arem, a 2004 Skidmore graduate, and her Magic Shop Studio colleagues will tell how to restore, revive, and re-imagine music in this presentation, which will also include live performances by a number of musical artists.